To highlight Black History Month coming up in February, Shorewood High School students are preparing a Black History Month Celebration for February 6th. There will be a morning performance for the entire student body during the school day, and an evening performance at 7 p.m. in the SHS Gensler Theater (Auditorium). Admission is free and open to the public for the evening show.
The theme for the celebration, selected by the students, will be “Culture.” The audience can expect a variety of thoughtful acts ranging from original poems to musical performances and the incorporation of African drums. There will also be a guest appearance by Kwabena Antoine Nixon, nationally known spoken word artist, writer, educator, organizer, and motivational speaker.
In addition to the performances at the High School, the other schools--Atwater Elementary, Lake Bluff Elementary, and Shorewood Intermediate School--will also be partaking in activities and events related to Black History month, and details of those activities will be forthcoming.
(Event poster pictured: Created by SHS junior, Sofia Fardella).